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Privy tower at Porthamel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanidan, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.1872 / 53°11'13"N

Longitude: -4.2368 / 4°14'12"W

OS Eastings: 250639

OS Northings: 367898

OS Grid: SH506678

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.398X

Mapcode Global: WH437.W4NZ

Entry Name: Privy tower at Porthamel

Listing Date: 20 May 1998

Last Amended: 20 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19885

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located to the S of Porthamel house, in the corner of the garden. The tower is set alongside a former road (now disused) leading up from the the Menai Strait.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Llanidan

Community: Llanidan

Locality: Porthamel

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Probably mid C19, used as a privy, but possibly built as an folly or observation tower, exploiting a commanding position overlooking the Menai Strait.


A square tower with tapering sides, walls of pink gritstone rubble. Single door to E side with pointed arch lintel. The walls of the tower are ruinous and the roof is missing. Abutting to the N is a garden wall which incorporates a pointed arch gateway.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual, functional, garden structure, which forms part of a group with Porthamel house.

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